Female novice Tomomi Takano (4-0, 3) may have stunning looks and growing talent though few would have expected her to become one of the highest paid female fighters on the planet.
Although she is still a long way away from that she is climbing the ladder and is set to rake in an astonishing 1million yen for her upcoming fight on March 24th.
Although yet to have her opponent named for the fight, Takano will be taking part in a scheduled 6 round bout. That means she'll be paid at least 166666yen per round. To put this into perspective that's at least £967or $1588 per round, or 83333yen per minute, which for our Western readers is the equivalent to £483 or $794, for a female novice, not bad at all.
Of course Tomomi is worth every sen of that payment due to her huge popularity and it'd be a huge shock if she's not in 5 or 6 fights this year as she develops her skills and her fan base like no other female boxer on the planet.
For MMA fans who are aware of Ronda Rousey, Rousey got paid $90,000 for her UFC debut at UFC 157, including a $45,000 win bonus for what was a title fight on a PPV. Takano's 5th professional fight will not net her nearly as much at just shy of $9000, though if she manages to get to a title fight we'd be shocked if she wasn't knocking on the door of Rousey.
Interestingly, for purposes of comparison, Rousey was paid $32,000 for her 5th professional fight, "Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey". That included a base pay of $15,000 and a $17,000 win bonus. It'd be amazing if Takano didn't manage to earn more than that for one of her fights this year if her popularity continues to grow as it did in 2013.
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